Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Girl Scouts – How the Scouting Movement and the State’s Governor Have Failed Queensland Kids and Their Parents Yet Again

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A Queensland Scouts leader facing “extremely serious” child pornography charges has been kept behind bars after a magistrate ruled it was too risky to let him out.

Daniel Leslie Cooper, 38 (above) fronted the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday morning, charged with nine child porn offences including possessing, distributing and using a carriage service to access.

The court heard the Deception Bay father, whose daughter no longer lived with him, faced “lengthy imprisonment” if convicted of the charges.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-scout-leader-charged-with-serious-child-porn-offences-20171120-p4yx3k.html

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Queensland’s Chief Scout, the State’s Governer Paul ‘Daphnis’ De Jersey of Wild Nights With Rob Borbidge at Brett’s Boys Brothel fame (centre, right)

Given all that we have learned through the Child Abuse Royal Commission about how pedophiles nearly always maneuver their way into working with kids (if you weren’t clever enough to have worked that out yourself already) wouldn’t you think that the Scouts would undertake some basic checks on its volunteers before allowing them to assume positions in the organisation that afforded them power and influence over, and direct contact with, naive and vulnerable young minors?

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Basic things that don’t cost money, like having a quick peek at the social media accounts of the new prospective prospective volunteer to see if there is anything on their account that jumps out of the pages at you and raising big red flags as a warning that the account owner who posted them there may not be a suitable person to work with kids?

The Scouts told the Royal Commission that they were going to be more vigilant and undertake thorough background checks on their volunteers, but words are cheap, and they lied.

This below is a screenshot of the ‘likes’ page from this piece of sh*t kiddy fiddler Daniel Cooper’s Facebook account, which can be accessed by clicking here.

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Does anything jump out of the page at you?

Yeah.

It sure does, doesn’t it?

Want to keep your kids safe from sexual abuse by predatory monsters?

Then mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be Girl Scouts.

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No you f*cking pedophile piece of trash, it’s you.

The Crazy Flip Flop Fool Eliot Forbes Issues a Press Release Declaring His Innings at Racing Queensland Over – There’s No Need to Phone Home ET – They’re Expecting You Anytime Soon

Racing Queensland has welcomed an election commitment from the Liberal National Party to fund country racing in Queensland and to boost prize money and incentives for breeders.

Racing Queensland CEO, Dr Eliot Forbes said the funding commitments are positive.

“We have seen statements that commit to $72.9 million over four years for country racing and a boost of $24 million for prize money and incentives for breeders, inclusive of a $16.5 million package for country racing, referred to as additional funding.

“We have sought more details on the nature and timing of the funding and how the packages relate to each other. What we can say is that any additional money for racing provides an advantage that will flow through to all participants and stakeholders.

“Racing Queensland is pleased that all political parties have recognised racing’s important economic and social contributions to the state. The industry generates $1.2b of economic value in Queensland with around 42,000 individuals employed or engaged within the industry”.

Racing Queensland has delivered a $20 million turnaround during the last financial year and already boosted prize money by $3.2m this year.

“We have developed and implemented a Strategic Plan focused on commercial growth while launching our infrastructure program, with $19 million in projects already underway.”

Dr Forbes noted the LNP’s policy position to change the governance structure of the racing industry, providing for each code to have operational control and more industry participation.

“If the LNP wins Government their policy suggests a nine-month period for consultation and development of a new governance model of individual code bodies for thoroughbred, greyhound and harness racing.

“My focus, and that of my team, will continue to be on increasing confidence and participation in racing in Queensland and driving our commercial relationships to deliver increased returns to all racing participants,” said Dr Forbes.

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Forfeit Lists, Debts, Disqualified Trainers and Riders Riding and Training, Racing Queensland, Total F*ck Ups, LNP Loving Public Servants, ET and Me – Just Another ‘Only In Queensland’ Racing Tale

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You’ve read, digested and understood the extract from the Australian Rules of Racing extracted and printed above have you?

Excellent.

Yeah good.

The only thing you’ve ever read in your life is the form guide and the lift-out racing section in Friday and Sunday’s newspapers. Here’s the condensed version of the Forfeit List to make it easy for you.

Hypothetical Example

You’re the train a bandy legged, fat barreled aged gelding who is about three years past its best, which was a win in an Esk maiden. Your mate at the Caboolture track tells you about this whizz bang gear he’s getting from India via a corrupt customs official and a couple of hard men in Melbourne, and offers you a whack for one of your horses.

This mate of yours is on fire at the moment and winning 1 in 4 of every races his horses start in so you say sure thing, thanks very much and rush down to Bunnings to buy a few metres of plastic tubing and a few other bits and bots that you filch because you’re on the bones of your arse and can’t afford to pay.

You do the business on the way to Bundamba in the six berth float with only 1 horse and you inside it, your camel runs out of its skin and wins by three lengths running away on the post. You haven’t had a cracker on it because you don’t have any and your credit’s no good, but you promise your hoop a huge sling when the seven grand prize money cheque arrives.

The minute it hits the letterbox a week or two later you dash down to your local grabbing your mate from his joint on the way, cash it in the lounge for 80% of the face value, order a round of beers with rum chasers, and before you know it six hours have passed by and you and your hoop are blind drunk and playing the bandits.

What happens between then and when you wake up naked on the front lawn the next morning is all a bit of a blur, and you feel that familiar old sick feeling starting to rise in your guts as you reach for your wallet. The sinking feeling’s correct weight because of you only find moths inside, and dead ones at that, and your jockey mate’s in the same boat and you’re both back exactly where you started, which is nowhere, but that’s par for the course and anyway, gee it was a bloody good night.

Two days later a letter arrives in the mail from QRIC. It’s bad news. They’ve swabbed the camel, he’s come up positive and the stewards have disqualified him from the race.

There’s another letter as well. It’s from Racing Queensland, and contains a demand that you pay the amount of the winning cheque back to the club, and they kindly allow you fourteen days to organise the ante, but it might as well be a century the way you’re traveling, and even they they’ll be lucky if they collect.

You don’t pay.

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Racing Queensland plonk you onto the Forfeit List and suddenly you’re disqualified and unable to step onto any race track or training course in the country, under threat of huge fines and/or being warned off and you are totally f*cked, because now you’re not allowed to train or ride a racehorse anywhere, anytime, not until you pay the principal club the full dump of the dough you owe them anyway.

So that’s the idiots version of the forfeit list and how it is supposed to operate under the Australian Rules of Racing.

Got it?

Good, now you’re ready.

Read on.

We In Racing Are Surrounded on All Sides By Sheer Bloody Incompetence and Monster-Sized Mediocrity – Welcome to Racing Queensland’s Train Wreck

In the previous article I described the operation of the forfeit list, and showed you the Australian Rules of Racing that prescribe that licensees on the list are disqualified from participating in the industry until they have cleared their bills, regardless of how much their debt may be.

The monetary value owed is irrelevant except to the person who owes the dough and the racing club accountant eager to receipt it. It’s consistency that matters and at the baseline everyone on the list is treated exactly the same. They’re outed Australia wide until they stump up and clear their slate.

Well that’s how it is supposed to work anyway, but in the weird and whacky world of Queensland Racing nothing ever quite operates as it should, and thanks to some good oil received over the tip line we have discovered that at least 3 licensees that should (must) be disqualified from the industry under the rules.

One is a country trainer named Grant Allard, and the other two are jockeys, bush hoop Lee Attard and Group 1 winner Rhys McLeod, and each is actively and brazenly plying their trade down south right now, despite the law that decrees they must sit schtum in front of the idiot box with an X-box controller in their hands shooting Elephants in Microsoft’s new online multi player game Big Boys Do It Badder playing doubles until  they pay the Queensland principal club back what they owe them and are permitted to reenter the racecourse and surrounds (good filly that one, won a Cox Plate and a Queensland Oaks, among 6 group wins she achieved in her career.

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As you can see from the extract of this month’s forfeit list published on page 144 of Race Magazine (which doubles as the racing calendar) the sums owed aren’t huge, but they have been owing for between 4 and 40 months and a check of the back issues of the calendar shows that not one of the quartet has paid a red cent off their bill since it became due and owing.

Rules are rules, and this one is pretty simple: all four should be – under the rules are – disqualified until they cough up the cash to Queensland Racing.

But for some inexplicable reason they are not.

Rhys McLeod has had 11 mounts in the past fortnight, including a ride in the $200 000 Country Cup at Flemington on Oaks Day (his mount Zagaya led from a wide gate and gave its owners a brief thrill, but folded up like a piano accordion in the straight to finish a respectable 8th of 16), and in that time has kicked home three seconds and three thirds, and picked up another bunch of cheques on top because they pay something all the way down to tenth place in Victoria.

Since venturing south to Victoria a couple of weeks ago after a battling stint trying his luck in Central Queensland, jockey Lee Attard has steered home three horses that ran last, two who ran second last, one that fluked a third of six at Albury and earned $1870 in prize money for efforts, and another that ran fourth of ten at the same track and collected a cheque for 885 bucks.

Gosford trainer Grant Allard – whose stable runners have earned stakes money of more than $2.6 million over the past 9 years – has only saddled up 6 runners during the past 14 days or so but has had a bit more luck than the hoops, winning a race at at his home track and running second in another, sandwiched in between two last placings and a sixth of eight.

Under the rules of racing and the policy and procedures of Racing Queensland not a single one of the three should have competed in any race at all while they remained on the forfeit list, for by virtue of the amounts owing to RQ each of them are disqualified absolutely from participating in the industry.

So why are they training and riding?

It’s a damn good question isn’t it, and not a trite one either because under the National rules the connections of a runner beaten by any of the horses trained or ridden by the trio can lodge an objection (a protest) about the disqualified forfeit-lister’s participation in any given race and seek to have them disqualified, provided that they make the application within 30 days of the running of relevant race.

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In the circumstances as I understand them there appear to be no grounds on which the objections could be dismissed, and in each of the races objected to the horse associated with Allard, Attard or McLeod would be disqualified and the prize money reallocated to the connections of the genuinely qualified runners in the race.

This of course brings us back to a situation similar to that described hypothetically on the story above where the trainers and connections of the horse would have to send back their prize money. The jockey gets to keep theirs – probably as due reward for the risks they take riding a 600kg steed at high speed around treacherously tight provincial track turn – but the knock on effect is enormous, and the amount of quite avoidable administrative and legal work and expense involved in attempting to recoup the debts is overwhelming.

The whole thing should never have happened, and we have no idea how or why it did, although I’m looking to take plenty of even money about the favorite Incompetence.

It’s best we get the word straight from the horses mouth at Sandown before jumping to completely justified, albeit slightly under-informed, positions about how this absolute cock-up occurred.

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Given it involves the suddenly pro-LNP ‘independent’ government board stacked with Labor appointments that we know as Racing Queensland it’s best not to even try to speculate about which of three thousand six hundred and eighty-eight ways they’ve stuffed up and managed to flaunt the law by not properly performing their functions competently as required by law.

Tomorrow we’ll give it a crack and see if we find out exactly what went wrong, and nail down an answer about how and why.

Until then though sportsfans the English steeple chasers await.

Up, up, over and away!

 

 

Who the putthemajorslast.com.au Mob That Are Running the Full Page Ads in the Paper Urging You to ‘Flick Em Really Are – Gun Dealers. Merchants of Weapons of Death and Mass Destruction and the Cashed Up, Cold Blooded Financiers of the Katter Australia Party, That’s Who

A good mate of mine just contacted me to ask who the Flick ‘Em mob that are putting these hyper-expensive full page newspaper and TV ads all about the place urging you to put the established mainstream political parties last are, and to find out who exactly was financing them.

I went and had a look, and this is what I found.

The website putthemajorslast.com.au is owned by a company named the Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia Limited.

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In the wake of the recent spate of mass murders perpetrated by armed to the teeth lone gunman in Las Vegas and beyond it’s a bit of a worry that a group like this who are the Antipodean brethren of the American National Rifle Association (NRA) are attempting to influence the outcome of Queensland’s election isn’t it?

So who exactly are the Shooting Foundation of Australia?

Gun dealers.

Victorian gun dealers.

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The registered address for the company is 65 Hays Rd Moolap in Victoria.

This is the address of the Australian office of the arms dealers and gun and ammunition manufacturers Winchester.

These blokes below are the company’s Directors.

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Clive Robert Pugh is the Director and General Manager of the Australian arm of the well-known multinational firearm and ammunition dealer Winchester, they of repeating rifle fame.

Luca Scribani Rossi is the Managing-Director of the Australian branch of Beretta, the company famous for making deadly handguns of the variety used by Bruce Willis to kill all the bad guys in the Die Hard movies.

Joshua William (Josh) Raymond is the Managing-Director of a company called Raytrade, an online armaments dealer.

Raymond and Rossi are the President and Vice-President respectively of the Firearm Traders Association of Victoria, a lobby group for the gun merchants.

Daniel Galea is the Managing Director of the deceptively named Outdoor Sporting Agencies, a Victorian based gun dealer that sells guns and ammo to firearm stores around Australia.

Robert John Noia – the President of the Queensland Firearm Dealers Association and Vice-President of the national body – is the Managing Director of the self named company NIOA, Australia’s biggest arms dealer and a beneficiary of a number of lucrative government contracts during the period a couple of years ago when Katter and his allies held the balance of power in Federal Parliament.

This is no coincidence, for Noia is married to Bob Katter’s daughter – Robbie Katter’s sister – and is by far and away the largest financial supporter of KAP, having donated upwards of a million dollars to the party in the few years since it was founded.

Of and in itself this raises huge issues about the legality of the putthemajorslast.com.au political advertising, as there has been no disclosure whatsoever by the organisation of its Director’s close relationship and deep links to KAP, when clearly there should have been because their advertising is blatantly pitched at switching people away from the ALP and LNP and over to voting for smaller parties such as Katter’s.

The biggest concern of all though is that the gun lobby are using large amounts of blood money derived from the sale of weapons of destruction and death for the express purpose of attempting to get pro-gun candidates like the Katters re-elected, and to try to help the party win more seats in the Katter heartland of North Queensland.

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Guns and bullets bought legally at the local firearm store did this to Walter Mikac. They took his wife and children away and sent them to cold graves. No Australian should ever have to suffer the agony that the good man Mr Mikac did, no-one. Its just not normal. Life doesn’t have to be like this.

No-one except the philanthropist Chuck Feeney simply gives huge sums of money away for nothing. There is always a quid pro quo, and the only reasonable conclusion to draw is that Bob Katter and his people have promised the bang bang boys that they will take up the good (bad) fight for shooters rights – which are really just rights for companies like those mentioned in this article to continue to ply their trade in the murder machine industry and grow the business – on the floor of State and Federal Parliament, and put gun owners freedoms above the right of innocent children like Madeline and Alannah Mikac and their mothers to live full lives rather than being cut down like dogs on a sunny day in Port Arthur by a psychotic animal with a bag full of legally purchased guns and bullets.

There is no place for merchants of death in this country, and there is no place for guns other than those issued under the strictest of scrutiny and regulatory supervision to those who demonstrably require them for use in their jobs or on their farms.

We’ve had one Port Arthur sportfans, and that’s one more than any nation needs.

Put the majors last all right Australia.

The major gun dealers.

Give ’em the flick, before another madman like Martin Bryant comes along with a swathe of guns bought from these bastards and gives it to you.

You F*cking Idiot! – Tim the Toolman Nicholls Totally Screws Up and Breaks the Law of the Land Just So He Can Grab a Photo Opportunity and Play Skipper of the Boatie McBoatface- How Wet Behind the Ears is this Poor Little LNP Rich Boy Who Would Have Queenslanders Believe That He Wants to Be Premier?

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The picture above is on page 5 of today’s Sunday-Mail.

The over-sized school kid smiling like he’s driving a dodgem car at the Ekka and has just snuck up from behind and rear-ended his brother is Tim Nicholls, the leader of the Queensland Liberal National Party.

Nicholls is a week out from an election, one that is every chance of seeing him become the Premier of the State of Queensland.

All Nicholls has to do is keep the Tory ship steady and not f*ck up. You wouldn’t think it would be all that hard would you?

Clearly though it is for Tim Nicholls, because he’s put his foot in it, big time.

The boat he is piloting in the picture is a Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) vessel.

Under changes last year to Australia’s maritime laws VMR vessels are classified as Domestic Commercial Vessels, and as such their operation is regulated under legislation by the Commonwealth Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012.

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The interaction between State and Commonwealth laws under the new regulatory regime is complicated so I will leave it to a lawyer to tell you whether Nicholls or the master of the vessel that he was piloting have broken any laws, and because most of us are laypersons I will simply draw your attention to the rules laid down by the Volunteer Marine Rescue in their published minimum Code of Practice.

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When carrying passengers or punters in non-Search and Rescue situations – for example photo opportunities for LNP leaders – only appropriately qualified personnel may man the vessel.

I didn’t know that Tim the Toolman Nicholls held a boat licence.

Actually, he doesn’t hold one does he?

So why he is driving the boat in Moreton Bay while there are other people being carried on board?

Because he’s breaking the rules stupid. Maybe even the law too.

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And this man wants us to elect him to run the State?

Puh-lease!

Next thing you know he’ll be telling us that a coalition with One Nation will provide a platform for stable State Government.

Yeah good Tim.

Pull the other one Mickey, it jingles.